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heteropterous

[het-uh-rop-ter-uh s] /ˌhɛt əˈrɒp tər əs/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Heteroptera, in some classifications a suborder of hemipterous insects comprising the true bugs.
Origin of heteropterous
1890-1895
1890-95; < New Latin Heteropter(a) + -ous. See hetero-, -pterous
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heteropterous

/ˌhɛtəˈrɒptərəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Heteroptera, a suborder of hemipterous insects, including bedbugs, water bugs, etc, in which the forewings are membranous but have leathery tips Compare homopterous
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Heteroptera, from hetero- + Greek pteron wing
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